Dr. David Guedj is a historian of the Jews in Muslim lands, specializing in the culture and society of North African Jewish communities in the 19th and 20th centuries. The doctoral dissertation that he wrote as part of his studies at Tel Aviv University’s School of Jewish Studies focuses on the attitudes of Moroccan Jewry toward the building of Hebrew culture in the first half of the 20th century. Among other awards, David is a recipient of the President of Israel’s scholarship for excellence and scientific innovation for outstanding doctoral students for 2015-2017. In 2018-2019, he was awarded the Chateaubriand Fellowship and served as a research fellow at INALCO in Paris. In 2019-2020, he will be a research fellow at the Kreitman School of Advanced Studies at Ben-Gurion University, as part of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism. David initiated the publication of the lost manuscript of Makhluf Avitan’s
Utopia from Casablanca (Beersheba: Ra'av, 2016) and of Albert H. Navon's novel
Joseph Pérez (Gama, 2018), and authored an afterword for each book. In addition to his research, he periodically publishes articles in newspapers and other outlets.
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